A new fire sparked up about 8 miles south of Whitehall Tuesday, August 11, called the Perry Canyon Fire.

"Perry Canyon Fire started yesterday on Tuesday afternoon between 4:30 and 5:00," Public Information Officer Peri Suenham said. "Presently, we believe it to be about 50 acres. It's in a rough country up in the Northwest Corner of the Tobacco Root Mountain Range where it is burning on National Forest ground, but it is threatening some private property there."

Suenham says that  there are 24 personal working to get a line around it.

"The good news is though, we have good firefighting weather," Suenham said. "The humidity’s are up a little bit, the wind is down, and were really trying to capitalize on that right now by using helicopters to make water drops and trying to get people in there still. The terrain is very challenging but the weather is cooperating."

The cause of the fire is still unknown.